The charter of the Policy SIG is to develop policies
and procedures which relate to the management and use of Internet
address resources by APNIC, NIRs, and ISPs within the Asia Pacific

Join the Policy SIG

A SIG, or Special Interest Group, is an open forum for the community to discuss topics of interest. There are no entry requirements to participate in the activity of the APNIC Policy SIG.

So, you don't really "join" the Special Interest Group, you participate in it. The first step to participation is usually to subscribe to the mailing list.

The Policy SIG uses a consensus process to develop policies that all APNIC and NIR members are expected to adhere to. You participate in the consensus process by supporting or objecting to proposed policy changes when they are discussed by the SIG; either on the mailing list, or during the Open Policy Meetings at APNIC Conferences.

You may also like to participate by becoming a proposal author and submit a suggestion to change APNIC policy, or take a leadership role and become a Chair, or Co-Chair, of the Policy SIG.

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Santen Pharmaceutical


August 2011 – March 2017


After receiving a master degree in computational
chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1997, I had joined startup data
center and had been involved in designing, implementing, and operating
infrastructure including IP address management.

In 2003, I moved to Softbank BB, which is my current
affiliation, and has been involved in nation-wide IP backbone design,
new service deployment including IPTV and P2P based streaming, IP
peering, IP address management, international standardization, and
policy discussion in Japanese government committees.


Sumon Ahmed Sabir

Fiber@home Ltd.


September 2015 – September 2017


Sumon Ahmed Sabir has been working in the Bangladesh Internet Industry for the last 19 years. He is presently working for Fiber@home Limited, which is building Telecom and Internet network infrastructure through out Bangladesh.

He also worked for BDCOM Online Limited, one of the leading ISPs, as Managing Director and CTO for 10 years.

Sumon contributed in developing BDIX, the major Internet Exchange in Bangladesh. He was an office bearer for the Internet Service providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) for 10 years and contributed to the National ICT Policy Development processes.